This delicious keto egg custard recipe is low carb, sugar free and absolutely delicious. Oh, and did I mention that it takes just 4 ingredients?! This might just be the ultimate, make ahead keto dessert!
One of the great things about custard is that it contains no flour or starchy products already so to create this low carb version, you simply have to swap out the sugar and replace it with a low carb sweetener. That means that this egg custard is very much like the real thing.
This custard is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without messing up your macros. Whether you are trying to lose weight or simply trying to keep your blood sugar levels down, a dessert like this with just 2 net carbs per serving is a great choice!
Tools Needed for Keto Egg Custard
Here is what you will need to make this delicious and creamy keto egg custard:
- Ingredients (listed in the recipe card at the bottom)
- Casserole Dish
- Mixing Spatula
- Medium Size Mixing Bowl
How to Make Keto Custard
Whisk together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Add a rack to the bottom of the Crockpot, or create one using balls of tin foil.
Pour the mixture into a well greased small casserole dish.
Place the dish on the rack in the Crockpot, and add water until it comes about halfway up the side of the dish.
Close the lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours until the mixture has set. Let cool and then serve, or chill before serving if desired.
How Many Carbs are in Low Carb Custard?
If you are looking for a creamy, delicious dessert that you can eat on your keto diet, this is the one! It has just 2 net carbs per serving.
This recipe makes 8 servings.
Are Pudding and Custard the Same Thing?
Pudding and custard are both creamy desserts, but they are not the same thing. Custard is creamy and made with eggs. Milk is the main ingredient in pudding and is not always made with eggs.
How Long Does it Take to Make This Egg Custard?
Custard is delicious, but it is not a quick dessert, so this one needs to be planned out in advance. To make this dessert, plan for about 15 minutes of prep time with 4 to 6 hours of cooking time.
While that cooking time might seem overwhelming, it is an easy recipe to make and you won’t regret it! Most of the cooking time is just wait time anyway, so you won’t be busy the entire time.
Tips for Making the Best Keto Egg Custard
To make the best keto egg custard follow these tips.
Bring the Eggs to Room Temperature
Bringing the eggs to room temperature will help to ensure an even cooking time. Lucky for me, I store my eggs on the counter already since I raise my own chickens! Score!
Add a Pinch of Salt
Adding a pinch of salt to your recipe will help bring out the sweetness in the custard.
Do Not Overcook It
Overcooking the custard can cause it to taste eggy. If you want to avoid an eggy taste with your custard, avoid overcooking it.
How to Serve Custard
Custard can be served warm or cold, depending on your preference. You can top it with strawberries, fruit sauce, whipped cream or any toppings that you want.
Drinks You Can Enjoy with Your Keto Egg Custard
Trying to figure out what drinks to enjoy with this deliciously creamy keto egg custard? Read on for some of my favorites:
There is just something about coffee and dessert, am I right? This Keto Dalgona Coffee drink is one of my favorite drinks to enjoy with desserts.
Chocolate Bulletproof Coffee
This Chocolate Bulletproof Coffee is so delicious and always a good pairing with desserts like this keto egg custard.
Keto Spiked Hot Chocolate
If you are looking for a boozy drink to add to your dessert time, this keto spiked hot chocolate makes a great addition.
What to Do with Leftover Keto Egg Custard
If you find yourself with leftover custard, (I know, it seems unlikely, but it could happen!), here are your options:
After the custard has cooled down, wrap your leftovers in plastic wrap and store the leftover custard in the fridge. Make sure that the plastic wrap is touching the top of the custard as the custard develops a film on top of it otherwise.
Do Not Freeze It
Unfortunately, custard is one thing that just doesn’t freeze well, so I don’t recommend it. Stick with keeping it refrigerated and enjoy it within the first few days.
- 5 egg yolks
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup low carb powdered sugar substitute
- Whisk together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Add a rack to the bottom of the Crockpot, or create one using balls of tin foil.
- Pour the mixture into a well greased small casserole dish.
- Place the dish on the rack in the Crockpot, and add water until it comes about halfway up the side of the dish.
- Close the lid and cook on low for 4-6 hours until the mixture has set.
- Let cool and then serve, or chill before serving if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.